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M3 is lying. http://www.nps.gov/archive/moja/mojadena.htm.

But then again, M1 and M2 consider juniper and pinyon to be lush vegetation.



On 7/6/07, T O S <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hey M3,
> What do you mean about "several different types of desert"?
> As M1 and M2 have pointed out, SLC is a lush area.
>
> On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:23:39 -0400, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> >Maybe climatologically, but I never stated that.  Geologiacally, you
> can't
> >beat Utah.  The Wasatch range alone is incredibly complex.  Add the fact
> >that 3 major phsiographic provinces meet in the middle of the state, and
> you
> >have the makings of a fantastic topography.  The fact that much of this
> >geology is exposed, rather than buried under quaternary rubble makes the
> >state that much more exciting for outdoorsmen of all types.
> >
> >As for ecology:  Does Hawaii have several different types of desert, in
> >addition to all the ecological zones that occur in the mountains(both
> states
> >rise into the 13K elevations)?  Don't forget that in Utah, a south facing
> >slope above the trail you're hiking will have a completely different
> variety
> >of life than the north slope on the  other side of the trail..  Utah has
> >over 435 bird species.  Hawaii is a little over 300. Hawaii undoubtedly
> has
> >more variety in plant life, but the number of species in Utah also
> numbers
> >in the thousands. Of course this is ignoring the fact that Hawaii won't
> be
> >this diverse for much longer.  See:
> >http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/pac091.shtml
> >
> >On 7/6/07, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>
> >> I do believe that the Big Island of Hawai'i is far, far more
> >> ecologically and climatologically diverse than the greater SLC area.
> >>
> >> --Matt K.
> >>
> >> On 7/6/07, roger Klinger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> >  and [SLC] supplies that in greater
> >> > geologic/ecologic variety than just about anywhere on earth.
> >>
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